Elias Alfille is an associate managing director at K2 Integrity, where he advises clients, including governments, financial institutions, and non-designated financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs), on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT); anti-proliferation finance; and anti-bribery and anticorruption (ABC), fraud, and economic sanctions compliance, particularly in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Elias helps clients better identify, manage, and mitigate financial crimes compliance (FCC) and reputational risk by developing tailored risk assessment methodologies to detect, analyze, and quantify inherent risks and the mitigating measures in place. He also helps clients design and implement remediating strategies to strengthen their FCC programs.
With more than 10 years of experience in local and international law, Elias advises private clients on financial, criminal, and public policy compliance matters in the Latin America region and assists them in achieving their business goals by helping them better understand the complex regulatory landscape.
Elias also works with governments to develop national risk assessments and design and implement remediation efforts to better comply with the standards issued by international bodies such as the FATF, OECD, UNCAC, and OAS in their fight against money laundering, terrorism financing, proliferation financing, and bribery and corruption.
Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Elias was director general of international cooperation for Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (Procuraduría General de la República, PGR), now the Prosecutor General’s Office (Fiscalía General de la República, FGR), where he was in charge of complying, on behalf of the FGR, with international obligations contained in treaties and agreements and their respective working groups, such as UNODC, FATF and OAS, among others. He also negotiated and executed international instruments on criminal matters, such as the USMCA and CPTPP, as well as treaties on extradition, mutual legal assistance, and information sharing with several countries. During Elias’s appointment, he served as country assessor on anti-corruption for the UNCAC. Within the PGR, he served as special assistant to the Attorney General; before that he was deputy attaché of the PGR at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, where he was the head of the mutual legal assistance section.
Previously, he was the attaché for anti-money laundering and terrorist financing for the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States, where he developed, with U.S. authorities, public policies on preventing and combating cross-border illicit financial flows, as well as strengthening the financial systems of both countries. He also collaborated on high-priority joint money laundering investigations between the two countries. Elias began his career as a public servant at the UIF, where he focused on the Mexican financial system, as well as on the DNFBP sector. During his appointment, he was certified as an assessor by the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT).
Elias studied law at Universidad Iberoamericana and obtained his master’s degree incorporate law at Universidad Panamericana. He was a tenured professor of law at the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he taught courses on constitutional law, civil law, and business law.